After years of daydreaming I finally started making music myself. 🎹 This post is mainly a collection of concepts/resources/links/learnings that have helped me. Getting Started: First Tools and Projects Selecting your Workhorse: Which DAW? Real studio production is for the 1% (professional musicians/producers; people with a lot of money to spare). For the rest of … Continue reading Learning Logic Pro X: Getting Started with Music Production
In 2012 I did my first annual review. Since then, every year – usually around Christmas/New Year – I sit down to review and reflect on the past year. Benefits Annual reviews give an opportunity to slow down, take measure and to see if you are making progress towards your goals After doing it for … Continue reading Annual Review: Regular Pulse Check for Yourself
Everyone has dreams. Turning dreams into actionable goals can help you get there. Basics: Direction Is Important If you are pointing in the wrong direction you’ll miss your target. My direction was wrong. It (1) was set by others and (2) was not aligned with my personal goals. 39 Goals: Your Compass In 2010 I met … Continue reading 39 Goals: A Framework to Realign Your Direction in Life
I can’t sleep on planes. I used to be bored. Now I’m productive. My iPad is the reason why. Since 2010 I used different versions of the Apple tablet: iPad 1st Gen: Didn’t really have much use for it other than adding weight in my bag. Joking aside, when my old laptop died during my … Continue reading iPad: My Creative Machine
We built a company from idea to exit. Our team was fully remote since day 1.
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“People who show you new music are important.” – Finn Bohn, Founder, exposure Markenmanufaktur The Idea: Show Me Your Tracks and I Tell You Who You Are exposure Markenmanufaktur – an ad agency based in Hamburg, Germany – is asking employees and their FFFs (Family, Friends & Fools) to put together Spotify playlists. Finn – … Continue reading Music Is the Answer: Spotify Takeover for xpsr
Hearing loss is permanent. Start protecting your hearing early. Sound: What Is It and When Is It Harmful Tim Urban has written a great introduction already, so read it if interested in a detailed explanation. In short, sound consists of pressure waves going through matter. Sound has 2 qualities (pitch and loudness), which determine how … Continue reading Sound and Hearing Protection: Best Practices for Musicians